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Stephen Ministry

"Bear one another's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ."    Galatians 6:2

Our Stephen Ministry program is a confidential ministry providing ongoing one on one Christian care to those in crisis and in need of someone to listen without judgment. 


Stephen Ministers are trained caregivers for those who are hurting: a compassionate companion and caring Christian Friend providing emotional and spiritual support. The foundational idea for this program is grounded in Christ's teachings:


 "This is my commandment, love one another as I have loved you.” John 15:12

Stephen Ministries is a Christian education organization founded in 1975 that has developed a complete system of training and organizing lay persons for a caring ministry. Used by over 12,000 congregations worldwide, the program is lauded for its excellence, practicality, psychological integrity & theological depth. 

If you are dealing with a life transition such as a divorce, death of a loved one, serious family or personal illness, depression, grief, spiritual needs, or other challenges, please consider having your own Stephen minister. 


Each of the Stephen Ministers has undergone over 50 hours of specialized training to enable them to offer comfort and hope in times of need and help you better work through life events.


Special Worship Services with Stephen Ministry

Grief and the Holidays

This annual presentation by Rainbow Hospice takes place between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It provides emotional support and deals with some of the misconceptions about grieving. It is filled with practical, heart-warming suggestions to make the holidays more tolerable for the bereaved, following the death of a loved one or those suffering other personal loss. 

Service of Remembrance

Members and friends of PRCC who have passed during the past year are honored at this special worship service held on a Sunday evening on or around All Saints’ Day. This year 2019, All Saints Day is Sunday, November 3rd. Our traditional Service of Remembrance will be held at 7:30 PM on that date.

Please check the PRCC calendar for other events and specific date(s) and time(s). 

Additional Resources

Stephen Ministries Website

Rainbow Hospice

Center of Concern

Advocate Health Care


Stephen Ministry FAQ

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